Jury's still out on Rodriguez

Jury's still out on Rodriguez

Submitted by BlueFront95 on July 13th, 2009 at 3:49 PM
My brother-in-law, a die-hard Wolverine fan and long-time high school coach in West Michigan, had dinner with Rich Rod at one of those recent coaching clinics/camps. My brother-in-law was amazed at the amount of F-bombs our esteemed head football coach dropped during their dinner together. He went to Lloyd and Gary Moeller's camps for years and NEVER heard that kind of language thrown around so egregiously.

Let's face it, Rich Rod doesn't come to Ann Arbor with the intellectual and character credentials normally associated with Michigan football coaches. He still has a ton to prove at the big time college level and successful results on the field will make up for his hick-ish, base behavior.

I can forgive our players for the occasional DUI or fight, they're young men after all. The coaches, however, get a much shorter leash. Unless I'm missing something, you never hear stories about Pete Carroll, Jim Tressel or Urban Meyer dropping F-bombs left and right in front of alumni and in-state coaches.

I'm not pining for the good ole days of Lloyd. He had a nice run but the momentum was fading after that Appy State debacle. But since Rich Rod was our third choice, we should afford him that level of respect and devotion until he proves himself.